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UIL boys state tournament roundup: Brock reaches 2A championship game
AUSTIN — Tre Ewell scored 16 points, and Brock rallied from a six-point halftime deficit to beat Idalou, 56-51, in a Class 2A state semifinal Friday at the Frank Erwin Center.
Brock (32-6) will face White Oak (36-1) in Saturday’s 1:30 p.m. title game. It will be a rematch of last year’s state championship game, won by White Oak, 61-53.
Idalou (34-4), which was in the state tournament for the fourth consecutive season, had a 40-24 rebounding edge but shot just 36.5 percent from the field. Idalou lost in the semifinals for the second straight year after winning the 2A title in 2011.
The score was tied, 39-39, with 5:25 to play before Brock’s Lane Southern hit a 3-pointer and then made a layup and free throw to stake the Eagles to a 45-39 lead. Idalou cut Brock’s lead to 50-48 with 43 seconds remaining, but Bailey Cockburn and Ewell combined to go 6-for-6 from the free throw line the rest of the way to give Brock the win.
White Oak 69, Winnie East Chambers 50: Hayden Nichols had 21 points and nine rebounds to lead defending state champion White Oak past Winnie East Chambers in a 2A semifinal.
Levi Yancy added 16 points, 15 rebounds and six blocks for White Oak (36-1), which shot 46.4 percent from the floor. The team enjoyed a 46-24 advantage in rebounds, and Kris Anderson had 13 assists.
Brennan Beckett led Winnie East Chambers (26-10) with 11 points. Winnie East Chambers was making its first appearance in the state tournament since 1996.
Roxton 71, Texline 65 (OT): Qunton Walker scored 25 points, and Roxton used a 10-0 run to start overtime to win a Class A Division II semifinal.
Walker started the overtime period with a 3-pointer and quickly added another basket as Roxton built a 66-56 lead. Texline fought back within 69-65 with 25 seconds left before Kalyl McGuire’s basket for Roxton (29-4) set the final margin.
Aaron Gutierrez had 25 points and 20 rebounds for Texline (28-7) but missed a desperation 3-pointer in the final second of regulation that bounced off the backboard and twice on the rim before dropping out. Chance Helms added 25 points and 11 rebounds for Texline, and Corinthians Green had 16 points and 12 rebounds for Roxton.
Douglass 53, Water Valley 44: Bryce Westbrook scored 20 points as Douglass cruised into the Class A Division II championship game.
Reed Westbrook added 16 points for Douglass (30-6), which advanced to the
final in its first state tournament. The Westbrooks combined for five of
Douglass’ seven 3-pointers. Douglass led 21-15 at halftime and stretched it to
40-25 by the start of the fourth quarter.